Organization and administration can propel a congregation or nonprofit organization to thrive or wither. This course equips ministers and other religious leaders to provide effective and informed leadership in collaboration with staff and volunteers. Topics include fundraising and stewardship, budgeting and financial statements, recruiting and working with staff and volunteers, organizational systems and leading for growth and change, governance models, facilities and safety, and time management. Format includes lectures, discussion of readings, in-class exercises, guest speakers, and integrative papers.
Online Synchronous Course. Geared to MDiv, MASC students.
Relates to SKSM thresholds: 1- Life in Religious Community and Interfaith Engagement and MFC competency 5 – Administration.
Max enrollment: 20. Auditors excluded.